Learn about travel writing from three experts with many years and miles of experience traveling all over the world. Stefanie Bielekova, Ann Randall and Doug Walsh, local travel writers, will share their secrets to success. Whether you want simply to have a record of your own travels or you hope to publish your memories, these writers will have ideas and inspiration for you.
Doug Walsh originally created a blog to chronicle the two years he and his wife spent traveling the world by bicycle. He continues to update the blog for his travels far and near.
Stefanie Bielekova delights in combining her passion for storytelling with the wonders of worldwide wandering. She’s lived in five countries, has traveled to seventy-seven, and has sailed around the world five times while working aboard the Cunard Line of cruise ships. After seven years at sea, Stefanie returned to “land life” by settling down in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She now works as a Travel Advisor, Speaker, and Tour Assistant for Rick Steves’ Europe and tells tales of travel on her blog, Postcards from Stef.
Ann Randall is a well-traveled international election observer, NGO volunteer and independent traveler who now spends at least two months annually venturing to out-of-the-way locales from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe. In the past year she travelled internationally to Iceland, Estonia and Latvia (twice), Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Macedonia, Germany and India as well as working in Alaska and heading out on U.S. road trips. She’s a regular contributor to the print publications WestSound Home and Garden, Northwest Travel Magazine, Dutch, the Magazine, 3rd Act, Fibre Focus and Northwest Meeting News and the websites Wander With Wonder, My Itchy Travel Feet and Global Comment as well as maintaining two blogs: PeregrineWoman and ExplorationKitsap.